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List Rules Vote up the most talented players currently playing basketball in the NBA.

This list of the best basketball players in the NBA today ranks all of the league's current standout top players and NBA stars currently playing. It's common to see lists of the greatest basketball players of all time, but considerably more difficult to consider athletes' relative strengths while their careers are still ongoing. Looking back on the career of a Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, or Magic Johnson once it's complete, there are many factors to consider: number of championships, overall contribution to great teams, even just looking at the statistics. But who can say while a player is still competing whether their peak years are in front of them or behind? And harder still to compare their merits in comparison to other players who may be injured, have overall less experience playing professionally or are just going through a slump.

This list attempts to sort through all the NBA's current all stars to find the most talented, and the players who are the most essential to have on a winning team to truly determine who is the best player in the NBA today. LeBron James and Stephen Curry, two of the most iconic and celebrated players to ever compete, dominated in the early rankings, but a number of other challengers for the title—such as Houston Rockets phenom James Harden and the legendary Russell Westbrook—have become favorites as well.

Who's the best player in the NBA today? More than just the top 10 NBA players right now, this list has all the league's currently greatest athletes. Vote up your own favorite basketball stars, and if your favorite player isn't represented, make your own list and add them to the rankings.

1
31,983 12,399
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers

2
21,992 14,488
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kevin Durant Golden State Warriors

3
26,079 16,169
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors

4
20,311 11,716
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Russell Westbrook Oklahoma City Thunder

5
19,601 7,651
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
James Harden Houston Rockets

6
15,234 6,760
Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Anthony Davis New Orleans Pelicans

7
17,397 8,689
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kyrie Irving Boston Celtics

8
15,657 6,285
Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kawhi Leonard San Antonio Spurs

9
10,993 10,105
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Chris Paul Houston Rockets

10
11,433 2,066
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks

11
7,412 6,018
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
DeMarcus Cousins New Orleans Pelicans

12
10,268 6,584
Paul George is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Paul George Oklahoma City Thunder

13
8,729 4,749
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Damian Lillard Portland Trail Blazers

14
8,574 5,020
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
John Wall Washington Wizards

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15
7,044 3,721
DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
DeMar DeRozan Toronto Raptors

16
8,503 4,475
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Klay Thompson Golden State Warriors

17
7,772 3,515
Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Jimmy Butler Minnesota Timberwolves

18
6,421 7,809
Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Blake Griffin Detroit Pistons

19
7,547 10,172
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Dwyane Wade Miami Heat

20
2,820 446
Joel Embiid is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Current NBA Players

21
6,085 4,352
Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Draymond Green Golden State Warriors

The Top NBA Players Of All Time

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4,702 4,298
Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kyle Lowry Toronto Raptors

23
5,587 5,635
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kevin Love Cleveland Cavaliers

24
4,752 1,691
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kristaps Porzingis New York Knicks

25
5,639 7,754
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Carmelo Anthony Oklahoma City Thunder

26
4,088 1,117
Karl-Anthony Towns is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Karl-Anthony Towns Minnesota Timberwolves

27
4,492 3,673
LaMarcus Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
LaMarcus Alridridge San Antonio Spurs

28
6,090 4,647
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Isaiah Thomas Los Angeles Lakers

The Best Current NBA Clutch Players

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3,147 1,048
Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
idawg387 added Victor Oladipo Indiana Pacers

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3,652 1,930
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kemba Walker Charlotte Hornets

31
2,364 600
Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
CalvinsJohnson added Ben Simmons Power Forward

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3,476 4,292
Andrew Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
surag added Andrew Wiggins Minnesota Timberwolves

33
3,438 1,832
Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Gordon Hayward Boston Celtics

34
3,328 2,731
Andre Drummond is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Andre Drummond Detroit Pistons

35
2,770 926
Devin Booker is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
STLsportsMGH added Devin Booker Phoenix Suns

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3,023 1,742
Bradley Beal is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Bradley Beal Washington Wizards

37
1,929 790
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Nikola Jokic Denver Nuggets

38
2,662 1,286
C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
C. J. McCollum Portland Trail Blazers

39
2,823 1,794
Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Al Horford Boston Celtics

40
2,404 1,197
Rudy Gobert is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Rudy Gobert Utah Jazz

41
3,429 2,517
DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
poroporo20 added DeAndre Jordan Los Angeles Clippers

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4,819 6,658
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Derrick Rose Cleveland Cavaliers

The All-Around Best Athletes of 2018

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3,410 5,252
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Dwight Howard Charlotte Hornets

44
3,252 3,188
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Marc Gasol Memphis Grizzlies

45
3,960 4,758
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Dirk Nowitzki Dallas Mavericks

46
2,741 2,261
Hassan Whiteside is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
RichMoyleJr. added Hassan Whiteside Miami Heat

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1,538 243
Jayson Tatum is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Current NBA Players

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1,077 128
Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Current NBA Players

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3,130 3,200
Andre Iguodala is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Andre Iguodala Golden State Warriors